Pink before the ban

 Hi all,

Earlier in the month before the ban kicked in I went out with fellow fishwrecker Silly (Euge) for a quick session off hillarys, plan was to leave at gentlemens hrs to get a feed of whiting and also have a crack at  some demersals before the season closure.


I haven’t been out fishing for probably 3 years or so, having 3x young kids has put a massive hand brake on my fishing / diving career and I was definitely out of practice having not wet a line in so long. The day started off pretty slow on the jigs and the N/W wind + decent swell wasn’t making things too fun. We landed an OK breaksea cod,  an undersized dhu, and a few other less desirable by-catches like bakers, wrasse etc, it was looking pretty grim but then the wind dropped and the sea calmed down completely to a mid morning glass off.  


We reset the drift and a big bait school popped up on the sounder, seconds I had a good hookup and wrangled a ~70cm pink to the surface. It was such a great feeling, having been so long without any action it sure got the heart pumping & I felt my fishing mojo return finally.  We then hit up the whiting grounds and got onto a fair few big sandies until the S/W kicked in and we were back in the queue at the ramp before midday.


Big thanks to Silly for taking us out and a +1 on those jigs he makes, they worked really well. 




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Check out the conditions

Tue, 2022-11-01 15:27

 Time to get back into it, hey


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 3 years bloody hell mate ,

Tue, 2022-11-01 18:25

 3 years bloody hell mate , definitely time to get back on the horse, nice pink too


 Happy dayz 

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 Good to get back into it and

Thu, 2022-11-03 12:31

 Good to get back into it and a nice pink to boot!


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Well done. Nice pink there.

Thu, 2022-11-03 18:35

Well done. Nice pink there. Interesting looking jig


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 Russ that's a hybrid jig

Fri, 2022-11-04 11:08

 Russ that's a hybrid jig called an Underdog from Eugene at Mackdog Tackle. Locally made and he's a good bloke too. We caught good fish on them and all his other gear last week at the Mackerel Islands.


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 cheers guys, so long in

Fri, 2022-11-04 12:35

 cheers guys, so long in between trips but I'm going to try get out a lot more often than that in the future. summer is coming and i love tailor fishing in the surf/ beaches, will be hitting that soon